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Matt Striker is in the ring and he welcomes us to Season Five of NXT. Matt introduces his co-host and it is Maryse. Maryse thank Matt and she says that this season is going to be very different. She introduce the people who are part of Season Five of NXT.

Byron Saxton’s pro is Yoshi Tatsu. Yoshi tells Byron that he was overconfident last season. He tells him to be himself and relax.

Maryse is walking in the back and Yoshi Tatsu says that she is going to be a very good host on NXT. Maryse likes the compliment but Byron stops Yoshi from saying anything else to Maryse. Byron says that he would love to work together and strategize for this season.

Maryse leaves and Yoshi tells Byron that his timing is no good.

We go to commercial and we will be back with the Boot Camp Obstacle Course.
We are back and Maryse tell us it time for first challenge of season. This challenge worth three redemption point.
Matt explains the course to the rookies. They must hop over a wall and then go through the army net. Then they will have to traverse a balance beam. Then they will have to do a slalom through flags. They must then pick up a loaded duffel bag across the finish line.

Byron Saxton goes third. His time is 26.5 seconds.

Byron Saxton reminds us that he was on Season Four. We see highlights from Season Four but then we see him being eliminated. He says that he made some mistakes and he will take nothing for granted this year. Byron says that they are a group of guys who have been there and done that before. They have also been eliminated. Byron says that he knows that it is his time. He says that he will win NXT. He says that this is his last chance. It might be cliché to say that, but it is his opportunity and his dream.


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Match Number Two: Derrick Bateman and Conor O’Brian versus Jacob Novak and Byron Saxton
Novak and Bateman start things off and Bateman with a drop kick to Novak followed by chips and a snap mare followed by a kick to the back. Bateman with a front face lock and he tags O’Brian in. O’Brian with an arm wringer as he works on Novak’s arm. Novak with a forearm and a shoulder in the corner. Saxton tags in and he connects with a shoulder and elbow. O’Brian with a snap mare and kick and then he works on the neck and gets a near fall. Conor with a European uppercut but Saxton runs O’Brian into the ropes. Novak with a knee to the head while Saxton deals with the referee.

Saxton with kicks and then he tags Novak in. Novak with elbow drops to O’Brian and he gets a near fall. O’Brian with a punch and European uppercut. Novak kicks Conor and he gets a near fall. Novak with a reverse chin lock but Conor gets to his feet and he gets out of the hold. O’Brian kicks Novak away but Saxton tags in and he stops Conor from making the tag.

O’Brian kicks Saxton away and Bateman tags in. Bateman with a forearm and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex and gets a near fall. Bateman with a chop but Saxton with a modified bareback and Novak leaves the apron as he refuses a tag.

Bateman with a running drop kick into the corner and then Bateman with a neck beraker and he gets the three count.

Winners: Conor O’Brian and Derrick Bateman


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The rookies are on the stage along with Matt Striker and it is time for the Rock Em Sock Em Rookie Challenge. Derrick has a cheese head on to get the fans behind him. We see that Johnny Curtis has three immunity points while Derrick Bateman has two points. This challenge is for two immunity points.

Byron Saxton faces Brodus Clay and Todd wonders if the inflatable fighting area will sustain Brodus’ weight. Clay doesn’t get on his platform and he throws the foam implement of battle away and pushes Saxton off.

It is time for the finals and Derrick Bateman faces Byron Saxton for two immunity points.

They fight and Bateman appears to have left the platform first but Saxton appeared to hit the ground first. The officials confer and Saxton is declared the winner.

Bateman argues the result and wants them to reconsider as we see another replay. Josh thinks that Derrick won while Byron thinks he won.

Matt announces that we will have a replay of the finals based on the controversy.

This time it is obvious that Saxton won things and he ties Bateman for second with two immunity points while they still remain behind Johnny Curtis with three points. Brodus Clay is alone in fourth place.

Todd mentions that the winner of the second challenge tonight will earn immunity.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Byron Saxton with Dolph ‘Turd Ferguson’ Ziggler versus Derrick Bateman with Daniel Bryan

They lock up and Bateman backs Saxton into the ropes and Bateman with a break. Bateman with a drop kick and hip toss to Saxton followed by an arm drag into an arm bar. Bateman works on the arm and takes Saxton down and kicks him in the back. Bateman gets a near fall. Saxton with a forearm or two. Bateman and Saxton block hip tosses so Bateman with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Bateman addresses Turd Ferguson and then he goes up top.

Saxton crotches Bateman and gets a near fall. Saxton with a reverse chin lock and then Bateman escapes the hold. Saxton with a clothesline for a near fall. Saxton with a back elbow and then he gets a near fall. Saxton with a reverse chin lock while Masters starts the ‘Turd’ chant for Dolph.

Bateman with a belly-to-back suplex to escapes the hold. Saxton with a head butt to the midsection but Bateman with a kick and running double thrusts. Bateman takes a page out of Bryan’s book and hits a running drop kick into the corner. Bateman with a near fall. Bateman tries for a submission hold but he takes too long and Saxton with a near fall on a rollup.

Saxton with another near fall on a rollup and then Bateman with the LaBell Lock and Saxton taps out.

Winner: Derrick Bateman

After the match, Bryan celebrates Bateman’s victory while Ziggler appears embarrassed of his rookie’s performance.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the rookies are in the ring with Matt Striker and they have mics. The current standings are Johnny Curtis with three points; Derrick Bateman and Byron Saxton have two points; and Brodus Clay has zero points. This challenge is worth three points.

This challenge is the challenge. They have to guess the suggested retail value and the closest gets a point.

Our guest host for this challenge is AJ.

Dolph points out that AJ lost.

The first product is the Top Fifty Superstars of All Time.

Brodus guesses $29.99. Saxton guesses $24.99. Derrick guesses $19.99. Johnny goes with $1.00. The actual retail value is $34.95. Brodus Clay gets the point.

The next guest presenter is Naomi. This product is WWE Kids Magazine. Johnny goes first and guesses $6.95. Derrick guesses $9.99. Byron guesses $10. Brodus guesses $1.00. The retail value is $3.99 and Brodus gets another point.

AJ is back for another product to display. This product is a toy World Title Belt. Derrick guesses $39.99. Byron guesses $19.99. Brodus guesses $19.95. Johnny guesses $30.11. The price is $19.99 and Byron gets the point.

Naomi is back for our next product. It is the History of the WWE Title book. Byron guesses $28.95. Derrick guesses $38,451. Johnny guesses $30. Brodus guesses $23.00. The price is $28.00. Brodus Clay gets the point.

Dolph says that was the first time that Saxton went over.

Clay gets three immunity points and he ties Johnny Curtis. Their match will determine who gets Immunity.

We are back and it is time for elimination. Matt mentions that there is a tie in the immunity standings so Matt has Brodus and Johnny come forward to explain why they deserve immunity.

Johnny says that he should get immunity because the Packers rule.

It is time to see which of the three remaining rookies have had their last appearance on NXT. The NXTlimination 5000 spits out the photo of Byron Saxton. Matt asks Byron for his final thoughts.

Byron starts to cry and he tries to compose himself. He says that he doesn’t understand how the WWE Universe eliminates him. He doesn’t understand how you take a model citizen and a man’s man and send him home. Byron says that he forgives everyone. He says that we make mistakes all the time. We are misguided all the time. He says that he knows that one day that little birdie known as common sense will come home and everything will be A-OK.

Dolph wants to know what Bryan Saxton is smiling for because he is embarrassing him. He says that Saxton will never be anything and he disgusts him. He tells Saxton to get out of the building.

Saxton smiles as he leaves and he points at Ziggler.


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It is time for the Rookies and Pros to come out.

Matt reminds everyone about the immunity points and that nobody has any points. The first challenge will be an Arm Wrestling Challenge with the winner earning three immunity points.

The first match is Johnny Curtis versus Byron Saxton. Curtis gets a quick victory and advances to the finals.

Match Number One: Chris Masters versus Byron Saxton with Dolph Ziggler

They lock up and Masters backs Saxton into the corner and Saxton with punches and shoulders followed by an elbow and punches. Masters with a kick and then he chops Saxton. Saxton tries for a cross body but Masters catches him and hits a fallaway slam and gets a near fall. Masters works on the arm and wrist but Saxton with punches. Masters with an Irish whip and kick to the midsection followed by an overhead butterfly suplex. Masters waits for Saxton to get up and he puts Saxton in the corner. Saxton with kicks and forearms to Masters. Saxton with a near fall and arm bar as Ziggler watches from the apron. Saxton turns it into a key lock but Masters gets Saxton up for a Samoan drop.

Masters gets back to his feet first and he hits a few clotheslines. Saxton with a kick to the chest but Masters with a short arm clothesline and then Masters with a spinebuster and he gets pumped up for the Master Lock. Masters puts Saxton in the Master Lock and Saxton is out as Ziggler bites his towel in anger at his rookie’s performance.

We go to the dressing room and Saxton checks on Johnny and Byron asks Johnny about his head but Curtis asks Byron about his neck. Saxton says that he is worried about Johnny because people are talking about him. He says that people are saying that Johnny’s head is getting too big. Johnny says that he is friends with Truth while he is not friends with Saxton. He says that Saxton is one of the creepiest men he has ever met. Curtis says that he has a match to get ready for. Saxton says that Curtis can deny it all he wants, but they know the truth.

It is time for the second Rookie Challenge and Johnny Curtis has the only three immunity points so far. This challenge is the ‘Talk the Talk Challenge’ and it is worth two points. The rookies have thirty seconds to talk on a topic given to them. The crowd is the judge.

Byron Saxton is first and his topic is ‘WWE Pros’. Saxton talks about R Truth and he says that he has a tribute to R. He says that you can get with this or you can get with that, but the fact is that R Truth is all that. That’s what’s up.


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The rookies are in the ring with Matt Striker. Matt reminds everyone what the winner of this season of NXT means. There will be two challenges tonight for immunity points. The second challenge will be a Fatal Four Way Match where the rookie can change his pro if he wins.

It is time for ‘Out Think the Fink’ with ‘difficult’ trivia questions. Everyone except Derrick gets thirty seconds while Derrick only gets twenty seconds. The winner gets two points.

If it is Out Think the Fink, we need The Fink and he comes to the ring.

Striker talks about how much WWE stuff Fink knows. If you can outscore The Fink, you get two extra points.

The Fink goes first and he gives the cheap pop. Fink only gets two correct answers.

Byron Saxton goes next and he only gets one point as well.

Nobody gets any immunity points in this contest.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Rookie Fatal Four Way Elimination Match: Brodus Clay versus Derrick Bateman versus Johnny Curtis versus Byron Saxton
All four men start off in the ring and they all go after Clay, but then they go after Bateman. Saxton with shoulders to Bateman while Curtis with a European uppercut. They send Bateman to Clay and Clay with an overhead suplex. Clay eliminates Derrick Bateman.

Saxton and Curtis exchange looks and go after Clay. Clay grabs both men by the throat but they kick Clay and hit a double suplex on Clay. Clay rolls to the floor and Curtis with a rollup on Saxton for a near fall. Saxton with a clothesline to Curtis and then he kicks Clay on the floor. Curtis charges at Saxton and Byron sends Curtis over the top rope onto Clay. We go to commercial while Saxton is praised by his pro.

We are back and Clay with a body block on Saxton. Curtis is on the floor while Clay hits a suplex on Saxton. Dolph tells his rookie to get out of there. Clay gets a near fall. Curtis with a stunner on the top rope to Clay. Saxton with a facebuster on Clay and then he crotches Curtis before getting a near fall on Clay. Curtis with head butts to Saxton on the turnbuckles and Saxton goes to the mat. Curtis hits a double leg drop and he pins Byron Saxton.

Curtis covers Clay and gets another near fall. Curtis with European uppercuts to Clay. Clay works over Curtis and hits a running butt splash while Ziggler tells Saxton to do squats in the back until he gets back there.

Clay with a nerve hold on Curtis while we get some more commentary from the pros. Clay with a knee and then he connects with shots to the collarbone. Clay chokes Curtis in the corner. Curtis punches Clay and sends him into the turnbuckles. Curtis with shoulders in the corner. Clay with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Clay catches Curtis and hits an STO while he has Curtis in the Tongan Death Grip.


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Matt Striker is in the ring and he brings out the rookies with their pros. It is time to see how well the rookies know their pros because they will be the tag team partner of the winner of NXT. Matt reminds us that Derrick Bateman has 4 immunity points and everyone else has nothing. This challenge is worth four immunity points.

It is time to play How Well Do You Know Your Pro. The pros will be asked a question and the rookie will guess their answer. The first question is ‘When I first saw my rookie, I thought ________.

Byron Saxton’s answer is ‘tan’. Dolph’s answer was ‘Carlton from Fresh Prince’.

The next question is ‘If your rookie had to pursue a career outside of sports entertainment, what would that career be?’

Byron Saxton is first and his answer is ‘singer’. Dolph’s answer was ‘Lifetime Network News Anchor’.

The next question is What is the biggest area of improvement for their rookie in order to become the next breakout star.

Byron’s answer is ‘to be more like Dolph Ziggler’. Dolph’s answer is more ‘dream journal entries and be more tan’

Dolph Ziggler claims that it is rigged.

We are back and we see footage of Byron Saxton stopping by to tell Masters that he learned everything that Masters knows in the two weeks that they were pro and rookie. Masters says that he has something special to teach Saxton.

Match Number One: Byron Saxton with Dolph Ziggler versus Chris Masters
They lock up and Masters with a side head lock and shoulder tackle that forces Saxton into the corner. Masters with a hip toss and slam and Saxton shows some frustration. Saxton pushes Masters and Masters slaps him. Saxton goes to the floor and then Masters follows and Saxton clotheslines Masters. They return to the ring and Saxton with a jawbreaker for a near fall. Saxton with a reverse chin lock on Masters. Masters with elbows but Saxton with a knee and bulldog for a near fall as Ziggler gives his opinion of Masters to him. Saxton with a rear chin lock. Masters gets to his knees and he gets Saxton on his back as he backs Byron into the turnbuckles.

Masters with a Samoan drop and both men are down. Ziggler gives some encouragement to Saxton. Masters with chops and punches to Saxton followed by a flying shoulder tackle and clotheslines. Masters with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Masters with another chop in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Masters charges into a boot and Saxton with a clothesline from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Saxton punches Masters and then he punches Masters in the corner. Masters pushes Saxton away and then Saxton misses a charge into the corner. Masters applies the Master Lock and Saxton is out.

Winner: Chris Masters

We are back and Matt Striker gets us ready for the next elimination. Since Derrick Bateman is safe this week, Matt wants to get Derrick’s thoughts on who should be eliminated. Derrick says that everyone is talented but the man who should go is the man with the most punchable face and that is Byron Saxton.

We go to the Random Generated Eliminatron Version 4.0 and the rookie who is eliminated is Conor O’Brian.


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Matt is on the stage with the rookies and next week there is another elimination so the voting starts tomorrow at noon Eastern. Remember that the winner gets to wrestle for the WWE Tag Team Titles with your pro.

The pros are in the ring and that means it is time for a challenge and is worth two immunity points. It is the slingshot challenge. The pro will shoot a t-shirt at the rookies and you must catch them and put them in the trash can.

Byron Saxton and Dolph Ziggler are next. Saxton with one point and that puts him in the lead.

Match Number One: Conor O’Brian with Alberto Del Rio versus Byron Saxton with Dolph Ziggler
O’Brian works on the arm but Saxton gets to the ropes and O’Brian releases the hold. Alberto gives O’Brian some advice and Saxton with a drop toe hold. They lock up and O’Brian tries to back Saxton into the corner but they continue the tie up as they go around the ring. O’Brian finally gets Saxton into the corner and he breaks but Saxton with a punch to O’Brian’s snout. Saxton with a boot to the head and then he punches O’Brian in the head until the referee stops him. Saxton with a kick to the midsection. Saxton chokes O’Brian in the ropes and then he stomps O’Brian in the back and gets a near fall. Saxton with a rear chin lock on O’Brian while Ziggler tells Byron what to do.

O’Brian with an arm wringer and punches to Saxton. Saxton with a knee and bulldog for a near fall. Saxton with a surfboard and he has his knee in O’Brian’s back. O’Brian tries to escape but Saxton with a knee to the back. Saxton gets a near fall and Saxton shows some frustration. O’Brian punches Saxton and connects with a European uppercut. Saxton with a head butt to the midsection and knee to O’Brian followed by a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Saxton returns to the rear chin lock and Ziggler tells Saxton to do more.

O’Brian with a European uppercut but Saxton with a hard Irish whip. Saxton pulls O’Brian out of the corner and Saxton gets another near fall. Saxton runs into a boot in the corner and O’Brian follows that with a full nelson slam for the three count.

We have the Superstar Password Challenge coming up with the rookies.

The rookie will have to get the pro to guess which superstar they are talking about.

Byron Saxton and Dolph Ziggler are next. The first password is John Cena. Dolph guesses it after the music plays. Bryon gives Mark’s entrance music and Dolph guesses it. Byron had JTG but couldn’t get it in time. They have two points.